Immigrant Students and Families

“We are a nation of immigrants. Our country has benefited significantly from the contributions that immigrants with drive, ambition and talent have made throughout our nation’s history. Our country advances when we remain true to the best of our heritage as a land of opportunity for those who dream of a better life for themselves and their children.”

– Founding Statement, Presidents’ Alliance

Steering Committee Vote Recommendation on the Dream and Promise Act of 2019

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives containing its vote recommendation, which urges the House to vote for passage of the bill and against negative amendments. Steering Committee Letter Vote Recommendation on the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, H.R. 6 Text of the Letter: June 3, 2019…

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USCIS Releases Updated DACA Data and Statistics as of Jan. 31, 2019

Earlier this month, USCIS released a variety of data and statistics regarding the DACA population, among other things, these statistics included, as of January 31, 2019: Number of pending DACA requests; Number of DACA reciepts; Number of current DACA recipients; Demographic information for current DACA recipients; and Updated quarterly data for initial and renewal requests.…

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A Successful First National Convening for the Presidents’ Alliance

On April 1, 2019, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration held its first national convening in Washington, D.C.   The Convening brought together college and university presidents and chancellors and other campus leadership from over forty institutions along with key partners, policy and legal experts, immigration coalition leaders, and researchers.  At the convening,…

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VIDEO: College Presidents with Undocumented Students Series #2: Eastern Connecticut State University

The College Presidents with Undocumented Students Series features college presidents who have worked with their students, staff, and faculty to build effective best practices for undocumented students on their college campuses. This series aims to build a culture across the higher education sector around the importance of creating and building best practices for undocumented students.…

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Audio Recording for Presidents’ Alliance Briefing on Dream and Promise Act

On March 14, 2019, the Presidents’ Alliance held a telephonic briefing for members to provide an overview, analysis, and next steps regarding H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019. The briefing included partners from FWD.us and a Deferred Enforced Departure recipient and PhD student, Yatta Kiazolu. The briefing also contained presentations from Presidents’ Alliance…

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Presidents’ Alliance Commends Rep. Roybal-Allard’s Introduction of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2019 CONTACT: Jose Magaña-Salgado, jose@masadc.com     Presidents’ Alliance Commends Rep. Roybal-Allard’s Introduction of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 Bill Would Establish Roadmap to Citizenship for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status Holders   Washington, D.C. – The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration (“Alliance”) commends the introduction…

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The Presidents’ Alliance submits comment letter opposing the proposed “public charge” order

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education submit joint comment letter opposing the proposed “public charge” order. The letter expands on ten grave concerns and issues for higher education.   “As educators and leaders of higher education institutions and organizations, we know that when students and…

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